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The Chinese word a - 阿 - ā
( initial particle )

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


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(Mandarin = standard Chinese without accent)

Note: This Chinese character can also be pronounced ă / à / ē. However, with a different pronunciation, the meaning of the character will change as well.

English translation

initial particle

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 阿 ( ā ) correctly?"

The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers.
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Chinese characters  ( a / ā ) with pronunciation (English translation: <i>initial particle</i> )
The traditional Chinese characters of ā are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.

Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

mouth  |  daddy
阿 ( a / ā ) belongs to the 1000 most common Chinese characters (rank 622)
Chinese example words containing the character 阿 ( a / ā )
阿巴拉契亚山脉 ( Ābālāqìyà shānmài = Appalachians ), 阿比让 ( Ābíràng = Abidjan ), 阿伯丁 ( Ābódīng = Aberdeen ), 阿布扎比 ( Ābùzhābí = Abu Dhabi ),

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